February 28, 2020

We believe that martial arts is a gift to the world. It teaches us so many things about life and how things work, it’s no wonder why many people turn to martial arts to give them direction and purpose.

Along with those tireless days and nights in the school, when we spend hours upon hours honing our craft and practicing our techniques until we have them perfect, we learn many great lessons. It takes a special kind of determination to be a real martial artist. The strengths and positive traits we pick during our training journey stay with us throughout our lives.

Yes, the physical endeavor is rigorous and demanding, but it is equally important...

February 14, 2020

It's Valentines Day!

Since love, bonding, togetherness is usually the theme for this incredible day, AKI would love to share reasons why most people in Miami love Martial Arts Training. There are so many forms of martial arts, and while some practices are ancient and others are modern, they all have one thing in common: People who participate in them love them. There are a variety of reasons that martial arts practitioners enjoy doing it. Some reasons are obvious, like the focus that martial art teaches, or the self defense that makes people feel safer. Other reasons are a little less obvious, like the camaraderie that comes with the studio they...

January 15, 2020

In the modern age of mixed martial arts, where outlandish bravado and themes such as disrespect, trash talk, and ruckus are regarded as the norm, there is one distinguishable value that separates superficial martial arts from true, authentic martial arts, honor.

Honor is one of the most important values of true martial arts because it speaks directly to an individual’s core morality. It is one of the highest moral principles and all true martial artists should practice exhibiting honor throughout their martial arts journey.

Simply put, honor is the act of living out the values of respect, duty, loyalty, integrity, courage, and selflessness in ever...

December 14, 2019

Whether it’s work, school, that upcoming event, or other commitments, there’s always something out there to stress us out. Unfortunately, we sometimes let the stress get to us and end up focusing on the negative things. As a result, we make ourselves miserable and sometimes take a long time to feel 100% again.

If you find that the first paragraph really speaks to you, then perhaps it’s time to combat the stress and find a way to keep yourself happy! After all, life is too short to focus on the negative stuff when there are so many other positive things out there. And at the end of the day, all you have is this life you’re leading – so why not str...

November 29, 2019

Cross-training refers to training in any sport or activity that isn’t in your usual practice, with the goal of improving performance. Cross-training can help you work on other muscle groups while also strengthening the ones that you use for martial arts. In combining methods from different activities, you can benefit from a very productive workout and improve your athleticism.

Here’s why cross-training is important for martial arts.

Train New Muscles and Strengthen your Body

If you’ve been practicing your martial arts for a long time, you could be only training a very specific set of muscles. Over time, your body will acclimate to repetitive exerci...

September 16, 2019

Are you interested in learning martial arts? If so, have you considered how important it is to find a knowledgeable, experienced & skilled martial arts instructor? It takes a highly trained and skilled individual to effectively teach martial arts. Whether it’s Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai (or anything in between), learning the arts requires years of dedication and effort. And if you want to learn the art yourself, you need to find a qualified martial arts instructor. At the American karate Institute, our award winning mma instructors  have the knowledge, experience, skill & dedication that is required to make a lasting i...

August 16, 2019

What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is a 4,000 year old martial art that originates in Thailand and is sometimes called “the art of 8 limbs” because fighters use 8 weapons against their opponents: 2 fists, 2 elbows, 2 knees and 2 feet.

Muay Thai is an important part of Thai culture, where boys and young men from poor backgrounds can make a living by becoming fighters, and in the past 30 years it has become more and more popular in the west. In fact, much of modern-day MMA fighting incorporates strikes taken directly from Muay Thai, particularly elbow strikes, knee strikes, kicks and sweeping (where you ‘sweep’ your opponent off their feet onto the floor)...

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We know that Nothing Beats Experience, and we have over 35+ years of Mixed Martial Arts experience to show for it. At the American Karate Institute in Miami, we have a systemized curriculum that not only will help you become a champion in competitions, but most importantly, a champion in life.